Tuesday, April 21, 2015


“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’” Ruth 1:16 (NIV)

The book of Ruth is one of my favorite books in the Bible. What a woman to look up to! When a widow named Naomi lost her two sons, she told their wives to go back to their homeland and she would return to hers. Ruth was not willing to go back to her old way of life; she wanted to follow Naomi. God rewarded Ruth’s willingness to turn to a new way of life. He provided food for them and a new husband for Ruth. It may not be the most romantic story, but it is an illustration of God’s faithfulness to those who follow Him. In those times, women were dignified by their children and their heritage. Ruth was the grandmother of King David and in the lineage of Jesus. And it was all because Ruth made a choice to follow a good example and listen to her advice. What can you learn from those you choose to admire? Do you set an example for others to follow?

I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!


  1. Gosh I hope I set a good example, but I know sometimes I struggle with things. So many valuable lessons to learn from Ruth and its mere 4 chapters in the Bible :)


    1. It's not easy and we all make mistakes. I'm glad God is forgiving and we have both examples and mistakes from people in the Bible to learn from.

  2. I try to set good examples. And I try to choose wisely when I follow someone's example. So far, I think it's worked out.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy


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